05/2016 - Southampton Voluntary Services E-News & Information 
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Welcome to the fifty-seventh edition of SVS' E-News & Information.

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In This Issue...

My my do we have a mammoth of an issue for you. Jo's Voluntary Sector Surgery looks set to become extremely popular so make sure to book your place now, or why not turn up to the Friday Forum for fantastic networking opportunities.  

News and updates as always keeping you informed on changes to company law, General trends and whats been happening.

All sorts of training coming up with many youth work courses and courses aimed at new staff and volunteers in all voluntary organizations. 

and why not see if you can find the FREE office furniture giveaway within these articles? Its rather easy I assure you.


Events & Diary Dates

At a glance...

3rd June  - First Friday Forum
26th May - (Community Resilience) Voluntary Sector Collaboration Event
27th May - Taster Singing Workshop
27th May - (Housing Support) Voluntary Sector Collaboration Event
27th May - (Health Behavior Change) Voluntary Sector Collaboration Event
7th June  - (Information and Guidance) Voluntary Sector Collaboration Event 
9th June  - Voluntary Sector Surgery
Every third Thursday - Hear2Meet Group
Every Tuesday - Solent Mind Peer Support Project

First Friday Forum
Fri 03rd June 2016
Southampton Voluntary Services
Updating voluntary organisations on key city issues and developments. A good way to stay connected, discuss voluntary sector issues and network with colleagues. The next session is on Friday June 3rd here at SVS. The session starts at 09:30 - Age UK Southampton, with a break for a Networking Lunch at 10:45, followed by a second session at 11:00 - Alzheimer's Society and Saints Foundation. 
More information here
Southampton City Council has articulated it wants to see greater collaboration between local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations in the next round of grant funding.  This message has been echoed by major external funders, including the Big Lottery.
SVS has therefore organised a series of initial meetings to explore the sector's needs around collaboration.  In our leadership role we are keen to facilitate discussion between local groups about how we can move forward together in this area.
We have themed the four meetings around the four strands of the City's Early Intervention and Prevention programme.
  • Community Resilience - Thursday 26th May, 3.00 - 4.15 pm
  • Housing Support - Friday 27th May, 9.30 - 10.45 am
  • Health Behaviour Change - Friday 27th May, 11.00 - 12.15
  • Information, Advice & Guidance - Tuesday June 7th, 2.00 - 3.15 pm
These meeting are for voluntary sector organisations only and will be held at SVS.
Event FREE taster singing workshop
Date Friday 27th May
Time 12 - 2pm
Location Mayflower Theatre, 22-26 Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1GE

Are you a support worker or manager in the third sector? 
Would you like to refer your clients to more fun and confidence building opportunities? 
You are invited to a FREE taster singing workshop, lunch and networking in order to get to know the team behind the social enterprise Tempo Wellbeing. 
Tempo Wellbeing promotes mental and physical health through singing workshops that are crafted and tailored to meet the needs of different groups including those experiencing mental health difficulties, drug use, homelessness, poor housing and isolation.
Using singing as a tool, Tempo Wellbeing offers respite from life's challenges and an opportunity to have fun. Taking part increases self-esteem, sense of belonging, self-confidence and hope.
More Info To book your space please email debs@tempowellbeing.co.uk or call on 07775 671677
Event Voluntary Sector Surgery
Date Thurs 9th June
Time 1.00 -4.00pm
Location Southampton Voluntary Services, Kingsland Square

Facing a tough challenge or issue?  Two heads can be better than one …..
Times are tough for voluntary organisations currently with many challenges and issues to face so if you are a Chair, Trustee or Chief Officer then here’s a chance to share your concerns and have an informal, confidential 1-2-1 discussion with Jo Ash SVS CEO on any issues you choose.  Jo will share her experience and give an impartial assessment of situations to help you tackle issues or look at issues from a different viewpoint at pre bookable slots at her new monthly Voluntary Sector Surgery

More Info If you would like to attend contact Jo direct at j.ash@southamptonvs.org.uk to book a slot. If these sessions are not convenient then she will try to fit you in at a mutually convenient time.
Event Hear 2 Meet Group
Date Third Thursday of every month
Time 10am – 12 noon
Location Southampton Sight, 3 Bassett Ave, Southampton SO16 7DP

Are you affected by Hearing Loss or tinnitus? NEW! Support Group in Basset come along and find out what’s available to help you, information on hearing loss and tinnitus, or just a friendly chat!
More Info Contact Debbie Morshead at Tel: 07918 693590 
E: Debra.morshead@hearingloss.org.uk
Event Solent Mind peer support project
Date Every Tuesday
Time Tuesday's 2 pm - 4 pm
Location Ropewalk Community Garden, behind West Itchen Community Trust Centre on the Ropewalk, 53 Derby Road, SO14 0DJ

Solent Mind (Side by Side) in conjunction with Ropewalk Community Garden and West Itchen Community Trust are working together to fund and coordinate a peer support project in the Ropewalk Community Garden.
We meet  on Tuesday's 2 pm -4 pm.  The session enables people to meet new people, develop new skills and enhance old skills, whilst working out-doors.  We have gardening tasks in the garden itself, such as weeding, seed and bulb planting, wood staining and treating, shredding and mulch making and we are making hanging baskets ready to sell to the general public to bring in revenue to the Ropewalk Community Garden.  We will also be making baskets and pots for users to take home to thank them for their work in the garden.
Join us for coffee, tea and biscuits a chat and some gentle exercise and fresh air.  Wear warm and waterproof clothes and sensible shoes.
More Info If you need more information or would like to pay us a visit please contact me ondbrown@solentmind.org.uk or ropewalkgarden@gmail.com
Event Hear 2 Meet Group
Date Second Monday of every month
Time 10am – 12 noon
Location Round About Café, Westfield Corner, Southampton SO18 2LE

Are you affected by Hearing Loss or tinnitus? NEW! Support Group in Mansbridge come along and find out what’s available to help you, information on hearing loss and tinnitus, or just a friendly chat!
More Info Contact: Debbie Morshead
Tel: 07918 693590
E: Debra.morshead@hearingloss.org.uk

News & Updates

Company law update – register of people with significant control

From 6 April 2016, all companies including charities and social enterprises structured as companies will need to keep a new statutory register alongside their company books – the register of people with significant control (PSC register). Tamsin Anderson from Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) outlines the implications they have for charitable companies.


St. Georges Day at Community Roots 
Community roots held a free event for all on the 21st April at their Sandhurst Road Allotment To bring together and celebrate Southampton's diverse community, while celebrating our history and heritage on the special day.
Community roots is a supported volunteer led allotment, it showcased a working allotment in springtime and gave an opportunity to meet some of the gardening volunteers.
Some of the activities included A tour of the allotment with fun facts, Refreshments, while Vegetables, Ornamental Plants/Flowers and Bird-Boxes produced by our volunteers were available for a small donation.
The event was funded by the St. Georges Day grant scheme and was a huge success.
Relate finds a new home in Southampton at the Southampton Voluntary Services
Voluntary Action Centre, Kingsland Square.
Relate the relationship counselling and support charity is delighted to announce that from 1st April 2016 their counselling base will be moving from Kings Park Road to the Voluntary Action Centre in Kingsland Square in Southampton. 
Relate Centre Director Debbie Crescente says ‘We have been seeking modern and comfortable counselling rooms for our clients in the Southampton area and were delighted when the opportunity to move into the SVS premises presented itself.  Our new venue offers space for our couples and family relationship work together with training rooms for our life skills courses.  We have received a very warm welcome from Jo Ash, Chief Executive at SVS and her staff and look forward to working together as we serve the people of Southampton.’
Clients wanting to contact Relate for counselling or sex therapy can call the usual number 023 8022 9761 in complete confidence.  Website www.relatesw.org.uk  
Charity No 1087082
Targeting 'Real Men' 
Cancer charity Anthony Nolan has released a new awareness video encouraging men to sign up to its donor register this month.
From charity digital news

Submit Your Films!

SFW: Shorts 2016 is now open for submissions.

Southampton Film Week is now accepting films of any genre up to 10 minutes in length. All shortlisted films will be eligible for the Michael Fuller Award for Best Film and the Audience Award and filmmakers from Hampshire and neighbouring counties will also be considered for the Regional Filmmaker prize sponsored by Southampton Solent University and launched last year at SFW:Shorts 2015.

Earlybird entries close on Friday 29th July so get your films in early to make the most of the discounted submission fee.

The SFW16 programme promises another great mix of films, workshops, events and competitions. Check back for regular event listings updates and information.
Southampton Film Week 
4-13 November 2016

The ninth annual celebration of film across the City.

SFW offers the best of features and shorts, a rich programme of live music and film along with artists' moving image work. Filmmakers will find workshops, masterclasses and industry support, networking events and competitions, with the fifth annual SFW: Shorts and Exposure Filmmakers 48 Hour Challenge. Young filmmakers can come along and see films or get involved in making them - along with lots of other movie-themed fun.

SFW:Shorts 2016
Open for Submissions!

Southampton Film Week invites submissions of short films of all production styles and techniques including animation, documentary, drama, experimental and artist film up to 10 minutes in length.

The Earlybird deadline is Friday 29th July 2016 with the 'Regular' and 'Late' deadlines for submissions in August and September. So plenty of time to get scripting, filming and editing your short film masterpiece.

All shortlisted films will be screened during Southampton Film Week.

For Full Terms and Conditions and to submit your film click here.
And a reminder...

You are invited to launch City Eye's 30th anniversary year and join the conversation about our plans for City Eye at Studio 144.

Thursday 12 May at 7pm
Southampton Solent University,
Sir James Matthews Building,
Above Bar Street (opposite Studio 144)

Come along and discover how we can support your filmmaking, tell us what you would like to see and do, discover what is in store for Southampton Film Week 2016 - and beyond!

We are eager also to hear your stories about City Eye's past, so if you have been involved in any way please come and share your story.  

This event is free but it would be great to have an idea of numbers so please email admin@city-eye.co.uk to let us know if you are planning to attend.


Women and austerity

The Women's Budget Group published a cumulative assessment of ten years of austerity. They found the ten percent lowest income households will experience a drop in annual living standards of 23% by 2020, while the richest 10% see their living standards fall by only 5%.

A recently released modernised guidance for how UK Visas and Immigration identifies and helps potential victims of modern slavery.
These links contain vital information for how one might identify a victim of modern slavery, as well as information on the National Referral Mechanism, and the rights and entitlements of victims.
Please share this within your networks.
This guidance can also be downloaded from our website http://www.modernslaverypartnership.org.uk/training-and-resources/
This guidance can also be downloaded from the Government Website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/victims-of-human-trafficking
Government to outsource all public sector grant giving
The government will tender for a single partner to potentially provide all government grant-giving to the voluntary sector. Apparently the Crown Commercial Service, 'intends to put in place a pan government framework agreement for use by UK public sector bodies for the provision of grant design, delivery and support services'. CFG and ACEVO have responded calling for clarity. 
Youth Volunteering up as smaller charities struggle

The income of Britain’s biggest charities grew in 2013/14, while that of smaller and medium-sized charities’ decreased in real terms, new analysis shows, continuing a long-term trend.
The figures are the latest available, based on analysis of charities’ accounts as submitted to the Charity Commission.
The Almanac also contains analysis of government volunteering statistics, which uncovers a sharp rise in youth volunteering. The proportion of 16–25 year olds saying they volunteer once a month is up by more than half (52%) since 2010.


Only 1/3 of people with a learning disability vote

Mencap want to help more people use their right to vote. They have produced easy read guides to tell you everything you need to know about voting, registering to vote or supporting someone else to vote.

One You

Public Health England has launched 'One You', a campaign to help adults across the country avoid future diseases caused by modern lifestyles. One You encourages people to rethink their lifestyle choices and put themselves first and do something about their own health.

New Quick Guide supports patients' choices
Healthwatch England and NHS England have worked together to develop the latest Quick Guide which aims to support patients' choices to avoid long hospital stays.
Why has this campaign come about?
This campaign has come about due to the noticeably increased number of street beggars in Southampton in the city centre and in district centres. The key point is that giving money to beggars is not a solution to their problems.
The aim of the campaign is to inform residents/visitors to Southampton that “Your money will be better used by local charities who have services designed to support the needs of those who are begging, who require support and/or accommodation.”
Key messages
  • We are asking people to give to charities not individuals - your money will be used more effectively this way.
  • We are not looking to demonise homeless people or street beggars in any way.
  • We want to encourage people to divert their donations to established charities in the city, such as Two Saints and The Society of St James, who support homeless and vulnerable people. These charities are focused on getting people into accommodation, support and employment in order to move away from a life on the streets.
  • The public, although well intended, often give spare change direct to those begging on the street but this can perpetuate the problem and also helps to keep that person at risk as they will continue to return to the streets.
  • It's up to each person to decide whether they give money to beggars and we respect each person’s decision.
What charities are involved?
We approached the following local charities: The Society of St James, Two Saints, Southampton Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (CRI), Southampton Salvation Army, Southampton NHS and No Limits. Both The Society of St James and Two Saints have directly engaged with us in order to support this campaign. The Society of St James are a Hampshire-based homelessness charity, providing accommodation and support to over 2,500 people each year. Two Saints provide a range of services and support networks to help people who are homeless in Southampton turn their lives around, providing help and support every step of the way to ensure their clients move towards finding a home of their own.
What they specifically be funding?
The campaign is very local with a tangible feel to it so people can see what their contributions will be used for. Two Saints: funding for their Day Centre. SSJ: funding for Southampton Street.
Who else is involved?
The campaign and its artwork have been discussed with the two charities (as mentioned above). This City Council funded campaign has been approved by Southampton Connect and Southampton Safe City Partnership. Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Council’s Homelessness Unit are also supporting this campaign.
Where will you see this campaign?
This campaign will ‘go live’ on Tuesday 26 April 2016 on 42 JC Decaux poster sites in the city. We will also be utilising our own channels including a news release (Monday 25 April), web news story, e-mail alerts, SCC Facebook and SCC Twitter.
Who else will be promoting this?
We have requested West Quay, Chamber of Commerce, and Business South help us promote this by placing the poster in prominent places with a high foot-fall. We are looking to promote this in the city centre and also other district centres such as Shirley, Portswood and Bitterne. We will also be putting up this poster up in libraries, Sure Start Centres and other council buildings. The charities will also be putting up this poster in their own buildings/outlets.

Child inequality

The UK is lagging behind other rich countries on reducing inequalities between rich and poor children, a Unicef report says.

The UN body set up to promote the rights and wellbeing of children highlights "concerning gaps in health, education, and income".

The lack of progress means ambitions to eradicate child poverty are unlikely to be realised in coming years, it adds.

The government said there were 300,000 fewer children in poverty since 2010.

From BBC Original story here

Destitution in the UK
This report defines destitution in the UK, looking at how many people are affected, who they are, and the main pathways in and out of destitution. It looks at the impact and experience of those people directly affected.
Handy online text checking tool launched
Charities can now check their marketing material or social copy before publishing it, thanks to a handy new app.
From Charity Digital News
Waitrose supporting capable creatures
If you happen to be in Portswood in May do consider popping into Waitrose and supporting Capable Creatures by placing your green token in Capable Creatures slot. All purchases no matter how small will entitle you to receive a green token at the till. If the person on the till does not give you a token please do ask as sometimes they forget to give them when they are giving you your receipt
Capable Creatures is one of the 3 local organisations being supported by Waitrose in Portswood Community Matters Green token scheme for the whole of May - where shoppers decide how a £1000 should be divided between the 3 organisations for a given month.
Thank you for your time and support
New gift aid guidance
HMRC has updated its guidance on digital gift aid will introduce a "pre-donation questionnaire" which supporters must complete before they can make gift aided donations online. 
Disparity between perceived app security and reality revealed
A new report has revealed a huge disparity between perceived mobile app security and the reality.

From Charity Digital news
Free digital skills toolkit launched to help charities
A free toolkit has been developed by NCVO that's designed to help charities plan, design and deliver internal digital skills programmes for staff.

From Charity Digital news


Free Risk Assessment Training for Community and Voluntary organisations

Location: Southampton Voluntary Services, Kingsland Square
Date: 15th June 2015, 9.45 registration for 10am start - 1pm
Cost: Free  
Contact: info:02380228291 book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-risk-assessment-training-for-community-and-voluntary-organisations-tickets-25315441166

Description: A unique opportunity has arisen for a much needed and requested free of charge Risk Assessment Training Course for Community and Voluntary Organisation. Book early to avoid disappointment. We anticipate a great demand.
Learn how to assess risks and write a Risk Assessment at a half day course to be held at SVS on 15th June 2015, 9.45 registration for 10am start - 1pm. The course will be led by Malcolm Pain, who has both a National qualification and extensive experience in Health and Safety, and Shanti Wass, who as an employee of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service who has carried out fire risk assessments.
Every year in Great Britain the Health and Safety Executive records thousands of accidents with a surprisingly high number occurring in a non-industrial setting. These include by those working for charities and organisations that support areas of the community. Some of these accidents will end in a tribunal hearing with compensation being awarded to a victim and being found directly due to the negligence of the organisation. Given that a majority of such organisations have low income streams an award of say £10,000 would have a significant and devastating impact, perhaps causing that organisation to close. Most organisations will now conduct risk assessments and issue guidance for those working for it. Unfortunately there are still organisations that have not considered risks to those within their operation.
Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse and it’s impact on Children and Young People
Provider: PIPPA 
Location: SVS Kingsland Square
Date: Thursday 9th June 2016 09:30 – 16:45
Cost: £75
Contactpippa@southampton.gov.uk or telephone 023 8083 4947 and ask for Kerry
Description: The aim of the session is to enable participants to:

- Identify the impact DVA has on children and young people
- Identify the ‘barriers’ those experiencing DVA have to seeking help
- Assess risk and take appropriate action
- Contact specialist service for future help and advice
There is limited space available on this course, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Places will be offered on a first come first serve basis
Introducing the Voluntary Sector
Provider: Open University
Location: Online
Date: Ongoing
Cost: Free  
Contact: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Description: covers the context and features of voluntary and community organisations including: the structure and history of the UK voluntary sector; values and beliefs; funding issues; understanding stakeholders; power and empowerment; the role of volunteering.
Working in the Voluntary Sector
Provider: Open University
Location: Online
Date: Ongoing
Cost: Free  
Contact: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Description: focuses on the practicalities of working or volunteering in voluntary and community organisations including: working with volunteers; marketing and communication; budgets; fundraising; taking part in meetings; working in teams and partnerships; building resilience. (This course will be available online over the summer).
Provider: Health Improvement Training 
Location: Royal South Hants Hospital
Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016   09:30 – 16:30
Contact: call 023 8071 3342 HPTraining@solent.nhs.uk
Would you like to develop your skills and techniques to help you get the best from your staff? Then motivational Interviewing for Managers is the course for you.
Target Audience
Anybody that manages or supports others within their workplace.
Learning Outcomes
To gain skills around Motivational Interviewing (MI) and to be able to apply those skills with employees/within your workplace/work role.
Programme Details
MI is a collaborative rather than prescriptive approach to communicating with adults and has been proven to be an effective communication tool. Techniques will be practised through role play and other methods.  You will come away with skills and techniques to help you get the best from your staff and ideas on creating a happier workplace.
Invisible Walls – Supporting Families with Children Affected by Imprisonment
Provider: LSB 
Location: Civic Centre, Rm 121
Date: 25.05.16 (Wednesday) 12pm – 2pm
Cost: Free
Contact: lscb@southampton.gov.uk
Description: Kerry will talk about the experiences and challenges of delivering family focussed support and maintaining family ties within the context of the criminal justice system and what has been achieved to date.
There will be an opportunity to gain some insight into the prison system and explore the challenges and possibilities around resettlement and rehabilitation for families and the supporting agencies
Recognition of Physical Abuse
Provider: LSAB 
Location: Civic Centre, Conference Rm 3
Date: 01.06.16 (Wednesday)
Cost: Free
Contact: lscb@southampton.gov.uk
This session will present information about injuries in children and the evidence base for distinguishing accident from abuse.
Do work you with people claiming or in receipt of welfare benefits?
This workshop will give you an update on welfare reforms - including Universal Credit,  take you through current and proposed changes to welfare benefits and give you an overview of what support is available for residents.
Welfare and Benefits
Provider: LSAB
Location: Civic Centre, Council Chamber
Date: 8.06.16 (Wednesday) 11am – 1pm
Cost: Free  
Contact: lscb@southampton.gov.uk
Description: Do work you with people claiming or in receipt of welfare benefits?
This workshop will give you an update on welfare reforms - including Universal Credit,  take you through current and proposed changes to welfare benefits and give you an overview of what support is available for residents.
LOVE Southampton – Child Sexual Exploitation Workshop
Provider: Alder Trust, Barnardo's and Southampton Children Service
Location: Portswood Church - Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2FY
Date: Tuesday, 5 July 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00
Cost: FREE  
Contact: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/safeguarding-child-sexual-exploitation-tickets-24920053551
Description: Alder Trust, Barnardo's and Southampton Children Services are working in partnership to raise awareness for Child Sexual Exploitation amongst Southampton communities. By knowing the tell-tale signs we can all play an important role in protecting and preventing this crime!
Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of Child Abuse. It happens when a young person is encouraged, or forced, to take part in sexual activity in exchange for something.
- The reward might be presents, money, alcohol or simply emotional attention.
- It might seem consensual like a normal friendship or relationship to begin with.
- It can happen online or offline, and without the young person being aware of it.
Get Started with Motor Vehicle
Provider: Prince’s Trust
Location: St Marys Fire Station
Date: Taster day, 7th June, Course 13th – 17th June, Apply Before
Cost: Free (For NEET 16-25)
Contact: James on james.trezise@princes-trust.org.uk or call/text 07943511218
Description: This course is for NEET (not in employment, education or training) young people aged between 16-25 that live in Southampton or the surrounding areas.
Get Started is a personal and social development programme which uses inspiring themes to engage young people who face multiple barriers to employment who are often lacking in the motivation and confidence needed to take their first step.  Get Started courses are delivered around a specific theme, such as sport or the arts and are run with professional partners.
-  Develop technical motor vehicle skills with a qualified trainer
-  Work as a group to design and build your own go-kart
-  Learn more about the industry
-  Meet new people and improve your communication and teamwork skills
-  Receive up to three months’ progression support with The Prince’s Trust to help you find further training or work
This course is entirely free, we also reimburse travel costs and provide lunch for the duration of the programme.
Interested and eligible young people will be invited to attend a taster day on 7th June at St Marys Fire Station to learn more about the programme and to see if it is for them.
**Attending the Information or Taster session does not guarantee a place on the course, the taster/info session forms part of our recruitment process, allowing the young person to find out more about the course, and in conjunction with The Prince’s Trust, to decide if the course is suitable**
If you would like to refer a young person, please complete the attached referral form and return back to me before Thursday 2nd June.
Provider: 4Youth 
Location: IT Suite, Discovery Centre, Winchester
Date: Saturday 21st May 2016, 9:45am-4:15pm
Cost: FREE for learners who live in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton
Contact: 02380 620002 or 07734 556768

Provider: 4Youth 
Location: IT Suite, Discovery Centre, Winchester
Date: Saturday 18th June 2016, 9:45am-4:15pm
Cost: FREE for learners who live in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton
Contact: 02380 620002 or 07734 556768

Provider: 4Youth                  
Location: The Pavilion, Sandy Lane, North Baddesley
Date: Saturday 25th June 2016, 9:45am-4:15pm
Cost: FREE for learners who live in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton
Contact: 02380 620002 or 07734 556768
Provider: 4Youth 
Location: Wallington Village Hall, Fareham
Date Thursday 30th June 2016, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: £7.50 per learner
Contact: 02380 620002 or 07734 556768
Provider: 4Youth 
Location: Rookery Room, Whiteley Community Centre
Date: Saturday 9th July 2016, 9:45am-12:45pm
Cost: £7.50 per learner
Contact: 02380 620002 or 07734 556768
Provider: 4Youth 
Location: Rookery Room, Whiteley Community Centre
Date Saturday 9th July 2016, 1:15-4:15pm
Cost: £7.50 per learner
Contact: 02380 620002 or 07734 556768

Description: Courses are open to paid staff and volunteers and can be of benefit both for those just starting out in their work with young people as well as those with some experience already. All courses are booked on a first come first served basis and learners who complete a course receive a 4Youth certificate of completion.
Booking Conditions - Please read carefully before booking: If you are unable to attend a course you have booked a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice must be given to 4Youth by telephone / by email / in writing stating that you wish to cancel. In exceptional circumstances please telephone us. Failure to attend may result in a non-attendance charge being made of up to £45 for a half day and £90 per full day. Separate booking terms and conditions apply to accredited training.
Weight Management – A Brief Intervention
Provider: HP Training 
Location: Royal South Hants Hospital
Date: Thursday 24th November 2016, 13:00 – 16:30
Contact: 023 8071 3342 or email HPTraining@solent.nhs.uk
Who can attend?
Professionals working in primary care, health improvement workers, community workers, leisure providers, volunteers supporting health improvement, students
What will I learn?
- To understand the current evidence for providing brief interventions on weight management with adults.
- To develop skills and techniques to use in short one-to-one conversations of a few minutes utilizing a client-centred approach.
Programme Details
This half-day course will introduce participant to an approach to delivering brief interventions on weight management with adults. It will build on the evidence-base of what are the most effective ways to approach behaviour change on this topic including:
- How to raise the topic of weight management focusing on both diet and physical activity
- How to apply motivational interviewing techniques in the context of a brief
- intervention
- Enabling adults to self-monitor their behaviour and measure behaviour changes
- Enabling adults how to seek support from other services.

Jobs, Recruitment and Volunteering

Current Roles from the web:

Employment Support Officer for volunteers.

SCRATCH Charity is recruiting an Employment Support Officer for volunteers. This post will initially be for 2 years and will be located at 33 Mount Pleasant Industrial Estate, Southampton, SO14 0SP. The salary is £18,000 for a 28 hour week (to be worked over 4 or 5 days). Holiday entitlement is 25 days per annum pro rata, plus bank holidays. The successful candidate should have previous experience of working with and supporting volunteers / experience of supporting individuals into employment / experience of delivering training. Please see attached job advert for more information, for an application pack please email reception@scratchcharity.co.uk. The closing deadline for applications is 12 noon Tuesday 7th June. Interviews will be carried out on Wednesday 15th June. This post is funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales.
Independent Sexual Violence Service Co-ordinator (ISVA)

We are an award winning, innovative and busy voluntary agency providing a range of preventative and responsive services in relation to Domestic and Sexual Abuse (DSA) across Southampton and Western Hampshire. We are currently seeking:
1 x Independent Sexual Violence Service Co-ordinator (ISVA)
Hours: Part time 22.5 hours per week (days and hours open to negotiation).
SRC Pay Scale: Band 6, Scale Point 23 – 29 (£26,559 - £33,037) pro-rata
Contract: 1 year fixed term contract (secondments will be considered - please contact us to discuss if this applies).
Base: SRC premises in central Southampton
SRC is looking for a highly motivated individual to manage the ISVA team that provides pro-active advocacy and support services to people who have experienced sexual violence. You will have relevant training and experience in DSA or related fields alongside the ability to manage a team of staff meeting demanding delivery targets. You will have a sound understanding of risk assessment alongside significant experience of managing diverse caseloads and working pro-actively within multi-agency partnerships to support victim-focused outcomes.
1 x Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)
Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week (part time hours may be considered).
SRC Pay Scale: Band 5, Scale Point 17 – 24 (£22,396 - £27,631)
Contract: 1 year fixed term contract (extension to contract is dependent on further funding)
Base: SRC premises in Southampton
SRC is looking for a highly motivated individual to provide proactive advocacy and support services to people who have experienced sexual violence. We are specifically looking for someone who has experience of working with young people in an advocacy role preferably within DSA or related fields. You will have a sound understanding of risk assessment alongside significant experience of managing diverse caseloads and working pro-actively within multi-agency partnerships to support victim-focused outcomes.
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact us on 023 8063 6312 alternatively email us at recruitment@sotonrc.org.uk to request an application pack.
Closing Date: Monday 6 June 2016 @ midday
Interview Date: Thursday 16 June 2016 (you may be required for the full day)
Young People's Therapeutic Services Coordinator

We are an award winning, innovative and busy voluntary agency providing a range of preventative and responsive services in relation to domestic and sexual abuse across Southampton and Western Hampshire. We are currently seeking a:
Young People's Therapeutic Services Coordinator
Hours: 22.5 - 30 hours per week (negotiable but to include some after school hours).
SRC Pay Scale: Band 6, Scale Point 23 - 29 (£26,559 - £33,037) pro-rata
Contract: Permanent (subject to funding)
Base: SRC / Yellow Door premises in Southampton
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to manage our well respected Young People's Therapeutic Services. This includes taking lead responsibility for the development and delivery of creative, high quality, evidence based group and individual therapies for 11-19 year olds as well as associated family support and professional liaison. You will hold a relevant qualification to diploma level or equivalent. You will have demonstrable skills in managing a team to hold diverse caseloads while meeting demanding delivery targets as well as significant experience of engaging young people in challenging therapeutic work and an in depth understanding of Safeguarding and Risk Assessment principles.
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact us on 023 8063 6312 alternatively email us at recruitment@sotonrc.org.uk to request an application pack.
Closing Date: Tuesday 31st May 2016 @ midnight
Interview Date: Thursday 9th June 2016 (please note you may be required for the full day)
We are constantly updating our website with jobs and voluntary opportunities. For the latest on all our available opportunities, please see our website
Funding and Freebies
The second funding round for the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme opens on 18 April 2016. 
The scheme is administered by Groundwork and funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags as a result of a government carrier bag levy.
Groundwork anticipate grants being awarded to successful groups around November 2016. 
Bags of Help is available to a wide range of community groups and organisations across England, Wales and Scotland and they can apply for grants to improve local green spaces. Successful projects will go forward to a public vote in Tesco stores which will decide whether they receive a grant  of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000. Projects that will get the green light as a result of funding will include new pocket parks, sports facilities, schools, woodland walks and community gardens. 
It will fund capital projects that provide community benefit and do not charge for access. 
Please visit www.groundwork.org.uk/tescobagsofhelp for further information. 
For guidance with  your application on a local level please  contact
Elizabeth Hodgson
Community Enabler Central South
Mobile: 07736132691
Can we help you raise money for your charity?
Rotary Charity Walk at Beaulieu on Sunday 26th June 2016
Enjoy our family friendly charity walk through the private woods of the Beaulieu Estate and raise money for your chosen charity. The first walk was in 2011 and to date twenty charities, most of them local to the New Forest area, have shared over £20,000.
We are grateful to Lord Montagu, who has given permission for the charity walk to be held in the private woods of the Beaulieu Estate, and to our partner organisation for the walk, the Countryside Education Trust.
The walk passes the Treehouse Study Centre, Cob Cottage - the “House built in a day” – and “The House In the Wood” of wartime SOE fame.
The tracks are similar to those encountered in the New Forest and family dogs are welcome to accompany walkers.
Complimentary refreshments are available at the finish along with certificates for walkers.
There are walks of differing distances, from a challenging 8k to a gentle children’s treasure trail.
Full details are available from the Beaulieu Charity Walk website:   www.walkwithrotary.org.uk
Registration for each walker will cost £5, or a family may register together for £10. For group registrations please contact us by email at walk@hytherotary.org.uk
The sponsorship money, plus 25% Gift Aid, will be shared; we will send 75% of this total to your chosen charity, and 25% will go to Rotary Charities and good causes, locally, nationally and internationally.
We hope you can join the walk this year
Ray Lewis
Walk Organiser 2016
Southampton Voluntary Services and the Big Lottery are working together to offer an opportunity for 1:1 support  for groups that are in the process of completing an Awards for All application or a Reaching Communities Bid
Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities who are most in need, and can really make a difference.   It funds revenue and capital projects of £10,000+.
Sarah Carroll, Funding Officer from the Big Lottery and Auran Sood, SVS Funding & Fundraising Development Worker will be available to advise locally based organisations in Southampton who have a proposal or a draft application form for the Reaching Communities programme. The sessions are designed to give your organisation pre-application support or allow you to test out your project ideas before completing a full stage 1 application. These sessions are limited in number and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The next one to one support session will take place on 7th June 2016 here at SVS Offices, Voluntary Action Centre, Kingsland Square, St Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NW. There will be a total of 3, 1 hour slots scheduled in the morning.
You will need to complete and return a pre advice questionnaire before a slot is allocated to you.
Awards for All is a small grants Big Lottery programme offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations, schools, and health bodies that support people and communities in need. Sarah Carroll, Funding Officer from the Big Lottery and Auran Sood, Funding & Fundraising Development Worker from SVS will be on hand to advise groups and provide application support.
The next one to one support session will take place on 7th June 2016 here at SVS Offices, Voluntary Action Centre, Kingsland Square, St Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NW.There will be a total of 3, 45 minutes sessions in the afternoon. These sessions are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You will need to complete a short pre advice form before you are allocated a space. This will enable Sarah to ensure that the session with you is fully utilized and productive.
If you are interested, please contact Auran Sood, SVS  Funding and Fundraising Development Worker E: a.sood@southamptonvs.org.uk, Tel: 02380 216013 who will send you a brief pre advice questionnaire form for that you need to complete and return to her. She will also be able to offer a time slot on a first come first served bases.
Give Local Grants - £1,000
Who is United Way?
United Way UK envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. We are committed to creating lasting change with measurable improvements for people in need in the UK’s local communities.
Every community has its own needs and aspirations, and its own resources and expertise. United Way works to bring these together, working in partnership with businesses and other charitable organisations to achieve positive change across the UK.
Give Local Grants: We will be distributing 28 small grants of £1,000
As part of our strategy, United Way UK invests in organisations that provide programmes and services that align with our strategic priorities. These priorities are long-term solutions addressing one of the following needs:
  • Education – including but not limited to early childhood development, school readiness and success, out of school learning opportunities, soft skills development
  • Income stability – including but not limited to job training, access to employment, support to obtain employment, advancing financial literacy
  • Health –including but not limited to mental health support, hunger prevention, access to housing
The purpose of these grants––which should be considered when applying––is to:
  • Create a picture of needs local to the geographic areas given
  • Create a picture as to what solutions best address these needs
  • Identify opportunities to scale existing initiatives through potential longer term funding and partnership
  • Demonstrate the impact donors can have on causes local to their own homes/places of work
  • Support the most disadvantaged or otherwise socially excluded
  • Fulfil our charitable aims and advance the common good
In offering these Give Local grants, United Way UK seeks organisations that have the potential to be long-term partners in our work.
Applicants must meet programmatic eligibility requirements outlined in this request for proposals.
Eligibility: who can apply?
  • Individuals will not be considered for funding, and all applications should be made on behalf of an organisation.
  • Organisations may apply for funds to start a new programme, or for the expansion of an existing programme.
  • Organisations with a charitable purpose, but who are not registered charities, will be considered, but may be subject to additional checks
  • Only organisations with an average income of £300,000 or less are eligible to apply.
  • Beneficiaries of the work must be positively impacted in one of these geographic areas. 1 grant will be given per location unless otherwise stated:
    England: Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Chingford, Coventry, Croydon, Derby, Farnborough, Gateshead, Haydock, Hayes, Leeds, Leicester (x2), Liverpool, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunbury, Thurrock, Watford
  • Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh
    Wales: Cardiff
  • All submissions must be signed by the CEO or equivalent
Monitoring and Evaluation
Any organisation in receipt of funding must agree to provide information and feedback on how the funding has impacted their project/programme and overall outcomes. This will include a case study and photo within 6 months of the funding being received. This will be for United Way to use publicly, while always mentioning the source and will be in addition and different to the one provided within this application. Additional feedback format and timing will be agreed with the organisation upon receipt of funding, but will be kept minimal and in relation to the modest size of the grant.
This funding is not for:
Start-up costs for new organisations; Medical research; Individuals; Cultural festivals; The advancement of religion; Animal welfare; Other grant making bodies; NHS Trusts; Loans or business finance; Universities; Sponsorship/marketing appeals/fundraising costs; Overseas projects/travel; Safety equipment for individual households; National or international charities; CCTV installation; Awareness campaigns without significant practical engagement
With thanks to Costco
These grants have been made possible thanks to the generosity of Costco warehouse employees. The geographic restrictions relate to the locations in which employees have been fundraising and donating. This is in association with United Way’s ‘Give Local’ campaign, encouraging people to give directly to support causes within their community.
Free Office Furniture

We have been approached by a local company who have a considerable quantity of office furniture and equipment to donate to not for profits, including charities, schools, voluntary groups, social enterprises, etc. My understanding is that the goods are good quality, reusable furniture and equipment. Currently located in a storage facility in Eastleigh and in their main hub in Bristol.
If your organisation or any of your not for profit contacts need any office furniture, equipment or materials – please email a list of what you are looking for - don't worry if your list feels far-fetched as you will be surprised what items are available! If they don't have the kit at the Eastleigh storage facility, it’s possible that they can source from other projects as they have new kit arriving all the time.

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